Several Times Square Attackers Part Of Foreign Gang

Law enforcement revealed that several of the men charged with attacking New York Police Department (NYPD) officers in Times Square are members of a foreign gang. Several of the attackers appeared in court this week and are expected to face years in jail.

Among the eight suspects involved in the case, at least two of them were members of the Tren de Aragua gang in Venezuela.

The two migrant gang members are alleged to have entered the country in the last several years. One of them was wanted by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) after a deportation order last year. The suspect was placed on a bail of $1 after being charged with allegedly tampering with evidence.

Seven suspects are currently held in jail for the attack. Following the incident, Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg (D) did not require bail after the initial arrest. Several of the migrants allegedly fled to California using assumed names.

One of the migrants said in court that he was afraid that he would be assaulted in jail. Suspect Yorman Reveron said through his attorney that he had received “numerous death threats on social media” following the Times Square attack.

Judge Ruth Pickholtz said that the migrant had “been here one year and already had two interactions with the law.” She also said that the migrant allegedly committed the Times Square attack while on “supervised release.”

The attorney said that the suspects were “to be frank, afraid to come to court.”

He is currently being held on $100,000 bail.

Reveron was caught on camera grabbing and throwing a police officer to the ground. He also allegedly pushed another officer.

The incident occurred near a migrant shelter near the famous tourist attraction. Reveron was accused of stealing pants from a department store and biting an employee there.

He was also accused of trying to steal a coat and suitcase from another department store. During this incident, Reveron allegedly punched a worker in the face.